TAMPA BAY ROWDIES SIGN FORMER ENGLAND STAR JOE COLE

 56 time England international, Joe Cole is set to leave Coventry City at the end of the season to see out his career in America.  

The midfielder will play alongside former wonderkid, Freddy Adu who spent four years at Benfica.

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Joe Cole is set to move to America at the end of his Coventry deal.

The 34-year-old has signed for NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies, and he will link up with the Florida based team when his current deal with Coventry City expires.

The North American Soccer League (NASL) is home to a number of players who have experienced English football including, Jacksonville Armada’s Jemal Johnson who had a spell with Blackburn Rovers and Wolves.

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Jemal Johnson during his time at Blackburn.

The former Manchester United academy player commented on Cole’s move to America saying, “He’s definitely capable of playing in the MLS.

“For me the difference between the two leagues is just down to the business side of the sport, not necessarily the quality of players.

“He will find his feet regardless.”

Johnson went on to say, “Cole is a great player, he’s been in and around the top level of the sport for years now.

“For me I feel not just Tampa, but the league should be happy to get such an amazing player.”

The attacker finished by commenting on the style of football in America saying, “The game is definitely fast paced, with players being very athletic.

“The style of play will suit him as he is a very skillful player who can find openings through clever play.”

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Joe Cole spent time in France with Lille. (Photo credit PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cole signed for Coventry City, initially on loan in 2015 from Aston Villa before completing a permanent short term deal during the 2016 January transfer window.

The former Chelsea midfielder scored twice in 22 appearances during his time at the Ricoh Arena.

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